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Emily Thompson’s Extreme Pony Power

Six years ago, Emily Thompson’s mother, Lisa Lunt-Thompson, asked her daughter if she wanted to accompany her to the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. “I said no, as I didn’t even know what the WEGs were,” confesses Emily of Newmarket, ON. “Then Mom brought home a DVD of the eventing and I watched it over and over and got hooked.” Emily, who turned 18 in February, now dreams of competing at a future WEG as a member of the Canadian Eventing Team. Eventing in the blood After a pony ride at a carnival when she was six, Emily asked her parents for riding lessons. She knew her mother had grown up on a farm, but had no idea that Lisa had ridden, let alone competed up to intermediate level in eventing and had represented Ontario in the North American Young Riders Championships in 1985, 1986 and 1987, before she put…

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